MUNSTER ‘A’ open their campaign for the season under head coach Peter Malone at Musgrave Park tomorrow, Wednesday, evening in Musgrave Park when they take on the Connacht Eagles in an interprovincial clash at 5pm.
The strength in Munster A’s pack is evident with senior players Duncan Casey, Alan Cotter, Billy Holland, Dave O’Callaghan and Barry O’Mahony named. They are joined by Highfield’s Paddy Ryan, who made an appearance against Gloucester in Munster’s opening pre-season game, and academy players Darren O’Shea and Shane Buckley.
In the backline Cian Bohane who made his second Rabo appearance against Edinburgh at the weekend is joined by academy players Rory Scannell, Darren Sweetnam and Johnny Holland who all saw game-time during the SEAT series.
The squad includes a mix of senior, academy and club players. Admission to the game in Musgrave Park is free.
Munster A: Rory Scannell; Darren Sweetnam, Cian Bohane, Niall Kenneally, Harry McNulty, Jonathan Holland, Gerry Hurley (Capt); Alan Cotter, Duncan Casey, Paddy Ryan, Billy Holland, Darren O’Shea, Dave O’Callaghan, Barry O’Mahony, Shane Buckley.
Replacements: Niall Scannell, Ger Sweeney, Niall Horan, Aaron McCloskey, Willie Ryan, Ryan Murphy, Brian Haugh, Steve Hansel, Rory White.